Proof of life

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As promised, here are the sonogram images and video of our son. Thanks to everyone who assumed that our announcement was an April Fools’ scheme – you made our day!

It’s a boy!

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Diane and I are announcing today that we’re expecting our first child. Our son is due in early September and we couldn’t be more excited. He’ll be the first grandchild on my side of the family and the first male grandchild on Diane’s side. Last December, I made a blog post about how we had […]

Shatner sings FU

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Not bad for an 80-year-old. Shatner was on Lopez the other night performing a song by Cee Lo Green. The funny in this video is not only Shatner’s performance, it’s the backup singers. Not only are they dressed as characters from Shatner’s acting career, they also sing “Shatner” at about 1:15 in the video. If […]


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Image via Wikipedia Last night we watched The Diplomat. It wasn’t a bad movie, but there wasn’t exactly a payoff. The Blu-ray was divided into two parts, and it was only once we got it back to the house that we realized it was a British TV production. I thought the movie was over once […]

A decade in Manhattan

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Image via Wikipedia It came and went. I realized sometime this year that last fall marked a decade of my tenure in the Little Apple of Manhattan, Kansas. I’m not sure when I realized it, but it was much less a sharp realization than it was a dull acknowledgement. Manhattan has been good to me […]

Jamaica Friday

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Today was our last day. We awoke at 5:30 a.m. to a beautiful sunrise. I had a pot of delicious Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. We killed a little time until breakfast, after which we put on swimsuits to float around in the sea. We took the SCUBA class on Wednesday, and were rained out both […]

Jamaica Thursday

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Thursday was the day for Dunn’s River Falls. An off-site attraction, Dunn’s River Falls is about a 20 minute drive from Tower Island in Ocho Rios. Along the way, our bus stopped and picked up a videographer at a small shack along the side of the road where we rented water shoes. Our videographer was […]